Week-ends (02/15/20)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of  This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Budapest orchestra

Valentine writers

Seth Stewart

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Lena Taylor

Illinois state Rep. Camille Lilly (D)

Tredyffrin/Easttown School District

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“On Tuesday I delivered my address on the state of the union. And I had someone behind me who was mumbling terribly. Mumbling. Mumbling. Rawr. Rawr. Oh. Ha. She was mumbling. Very distracting. Very distracting. You know, it was very distracting. I’m speaking and a woman is mumbling terribly behind me. Angry. There was a little anger back there.”
President Trump speaking at a rally in New Hampshire

“Simply put: The American people want presidents who see shining cities on a hill and sunlit uplands. Donald Trump’s optimism is not the sunny, cheerful optimism of a Californian actor steeped in history and conservative political philosophy, like that of Ronald Reagan.Trump’s optimism is that of a Queens billionaire knocked down many times in the rough-and-tumble of New York commercial real estate development, only to pick himself up by his bootstraps (and for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, that was a metaphor) to take on his opponents once again, and give as good as he got. He is not a cerebral conservative thinker…His conservatism – and his visceral belief in the bedrock principles of conservatism – is born of real-life lessons that the rest of us can relate to.”
William F. Marshall, a Senior Investigator for Judicial Watch, Inc.

“Bernie Sanders isn’t a Democrat. He’s never been a Democrat. He’s an ideologue…free college tuition and (student)debt forgiveness. People all over this country worked their way through school, sent their kids to school, paid off student loans. They don’t want to hear this s—. … It’s just not a winning message.”
Legendary Democratic strategist James Carville warned that Democrats’ love affair with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is sending the party hurtling toward resounding defeat in November

“You have got this label stuck to you, socialist. You have got someone from your own party, the Democratic Party, saying they don’t want socialism in South Carolina referring to you. I know there’s a difference between democratic socialism and socialism but why do you cling and hold on to that label, Democratic socialist, when it seems to confuse people and give your enemies and critics an opportunity to bash you? Senator, is the label confusing people and allowing critics to hurt you politically?”
CBS This Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil interviewing Bernie Sanders

“We are living right now under Donald trump in a socialist society.”
Sanders’ response

“I am a proud pro-life Democrat, so do you want the support of pro-life Democrats, Democratic voters?”
Democratic candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was questioned by  a voter in Iowa

“Well, I respect where you’re coming from and I hope to earn your vote, but I’m not going to try to earn your vote by tricking you. I am pro-choice and I believe that a woman ought to be able to make that decision.”
Buttigieg’s response

“I don’t understand why pro-life people want to know if they are ‘welcome’ to join the democrat party. Why would any civilized person want to support a barbaric platform that champions abortion for any reason through all nine months funded by taxpayers?”
“Everybody Loves Raymond” actress Patricia Heaton

“The universe is run by me and they don’t get to complain when they get stepped on, spit on, demoralized and, yes, raped and abused by me — the king.”
Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon mimicking Harvey Weinstein as he spoke to a jury. Weinstein believed he was so powerful he could get away with denigrating aspiring actresses drawn into a world where the Hollywood big shot considered them “complete disposables,” the prosecutor told a jury in closing arguments Friday at his New York City rape trial.

Keep a smile on your face.”
112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe of Niigata, Japan, the oldest living man

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

U.S. Border Seizures of Meth, Fentanyl Set to Break Records in 2020

‘The tongue is a fire’: Southern Baptist church fractures over secrets and spiritual abuse

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump, GOP Raise $60 Million in January

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

With Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders emerging as the early Democratic presidential frontrunner,  liberal hosts and anchors – fearing a socialist would be trounced by President Donald Trump – are now pitching Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg as “moderate” alternatives to Sanders. 

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Florida man not allowed to bring cutout of Trump to dialysis appointment

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